Small I [am], and despised, Thy precepts I have not forgotten.
Thy righteousness [is] righteousness to the age, And Thy law [is] truth.
Adversity and distress have found me, Thy commands [are] my delights.
The righteousness of Thy testimonies [is] to Cause me to understand, and I live!
[Koph.] I have called with the whole heart, Answer me, O Jehovah, Thy statutes I keep,
I have called Thee, save Thou me, And I do keep Thy testimonies.
I have gone forward in the dawn, and I cry, For Thy word I have hoped.
Mine eyes have gone before the watches, To meditate in Thy saying.
My voice hear, according to Thy kindness, Jehovah, according to Thy judgment quicken me.
Near have been my wicked pursuers, From Thy law they have been far off.
Near [art] Thou, O Jehovah, And all Thy commands [are] truth.